Name Murphy Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Murphy


Murphy is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Murphy thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Murphy?

The given name Murphy is a transferred use of the English and Irish surname of the same name, which derived either from the Irish surname “Ó Murchadha / Ó Murchadh” or “Mac Murchaidh / Mac Murchadh”. Both go back to the Irish first name Murchadh.

What does the name Murphy mean?

Murphy means “descendant of Murchadh” or “son of Murchadh” (from Irish “Ó” = grandson/descendant or “Mac” = son). Murchadh itself means “sea-battler” or “sea-warrior” (from Gaelic “muir” = sea + “cath” = battle). Therefore Murphy means “descendant of the sea-warrior”.

Pronunciation of Murphy

Popularity of the name Murphy

The name Murphy is ranked #9329 overall.

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